Intel Core i5-2450M

Intel 2450M

The Intel Core i5-2450M is a fast dual core processor that first appeared in Dell laptops in 11/2011. It is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture and offers Hyperthreading to handle 4 threads at once (for a better usage of the pipeline). Compared to the faster Core i7, the i5 offers a smaller last level cache of 3MB. The base clock speed is 2.5 GHz but due to Turbo Boost it can reach 2.8 GHz (2 cores active) and 3.1 GHz (1 core active). Compared to the 2510M, the 2450M does not support VT-d and Trusted Execution functions. However, the integrated gpu offers a higher Turbo Boost clock rate.

Sandy Bridge is the evolutionary successor of the Arrandale architecture. The most noteable improvements is the improved Turbo Boost 2.0 and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. 

The i5-2450M offers an integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics 3000) which is clearly faster then the older Intel HD Graphics in the Arrandale CPUs. As the new GPU is included in the CPU, it is also manufactured in 32nm and shares the fast level 3 cache with the CPU cores (using a new ring bus). In the 2435M it is clocked with  650 or 1300MHz (with Turbo Boost).

Furthermore, an improved dual-channel DDR3 memory controller is included on the CPU die that is used by the CPU and GPU part.

Due to the improved architecture and the new Turbo Boost 2.0, the average performance of the Core i5-2450M is higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Core i5. Looking at benchmarks of slower clocked Core i5 CPUs, the i5-2450M should position itself slightly above the old Core i5-620M and is therefore suited even for demanding tasks.

The 35W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and memory controller.

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameSandy Bridge
Clock Rate2500 - 3100 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Transistor Count624 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size149 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketPPGA988
FeaturesHD Graphics 3000, DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Starting Price $225 U.S.
Announcement Date11/02/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 2450M

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2830     avg: 3383.6 (38.5%)     max: 3475 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 12.963     avg: 13 (99.11%)     max: 13.2 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 29     avg: 29.6 (99.63%)     max: 30.382 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 671     avg: 689 (96.99%)     max: 706.899 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 49000     avg: 53207.5 (25.25%)     max: 58130 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 34340     avg: 34720 (26.63%)     max: 35560 MFLOPS
PCMark Vantage: Result 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5786     avg: 6778.4 (26.23%)     max: 8180 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3830     avg: 3912.4 (60.5%)     max: 3989 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 8273     avg: 8506.8 (31.17%)     max: 8619 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 9868     avg: 10292 (26.93%)     max: 10518 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4664     avg: 4835.3 (19.43%)     max: 4922 Points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 9078     avg: 9278.1 (23.2%)     max: 9384 Points
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 17.7     avg: 18.9 (97.1%)     max: 19.461 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 546.9     avg: 604.4 (94.3%)     max: 655.278 seconds*
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 7     avg: 7 (87.67%)     max: 7.1 points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2.6     avg: 2.7 (21.56%)     max: 2.8 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.19     avg: 1.2 (62.78%)     max: 1.2 Points
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2948     avg: 3529.8 (29.24%)     max: 3886 points
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 2529     avg: 2848.5 (54.94%)     max: 3168 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 76.6     avg: 78.6 (41.72%)     max: 80.66 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 14.01     avg: 14.6 (24.05%)     max: 15.2 fps
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 1.4     avg: 1.4 (26.21%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.192     avg: 0.2 (22.46%)     max: 0.235 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.124     avg: 0.1 (6.51%)     max: 0.133 GB/s
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Intel Core i5 2450M processor

Acer Aspire 4830TG-6808 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, 14.0")
» Acer Aspire 4830TG-6808 - External Review

Acer Aspire 5750-2456G50Mtkk (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire 5750-2456G50Mtkk - External Review

Acer Aspire 5750-6414 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire 5750-6414 - External Review

Acer Aspire 5755-6647 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire 5755-664 - External Review

Acer Aspire 5755G-2454G50Mtbs (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire 5755G-2454G50Mtbs - External Review

Acer Aspire 7750G-2454G50Mnkk (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 17.3")
» Acer Aspire 7750G-2454G50Mnkk - External Review
» Sony refreshes the Vaio E series 14P with a bit of a graphics punch -

Acer Aspire V3-571 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire V3-571 - External Review

Acer Aspire V3-571-6643 (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire V3-571-6643 - External Review

Acer Aspire V3-571G-6602 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire V3-571G-6602 - External Review

Acer TravelMate 5760G-2454G50Mnsk (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.6")
» Review Acer TravelMate 5760G-2454G50Mnsk Notebook - Review
» Acer TravelMate 5760G-2454G50Mnsk - External Review

Acer TravelMate 8473T-6804 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14.0")
» Acer TravelMate 8473T-6804 - External Review

Asus B53E-S0185X (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Asus B53E-S0185X - External Review

Asus N45SL Jay Chou (NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M, 14.0")
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Asus N55SL-S1016V (NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M, 15.6")
» Review Asus N55SL-S1016V Notebook - Review

Asus U36SD-RX057X (NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M, 13.3")
» Asus U36SD-RX057X - External Review

Asus X53SM-SO184V (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.6")
» Asus X53SM-SO184V - External Review

Dell Inspiron 15R-N5050-2128 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Dell Inspiron 15R-N5050-2128 - External Review

Fujitsu LifeBook A532 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Fujitsu LifeBook A532 - External Review

HP Pavilion dm4-3000ea (AMD Radeon HD 7470M, 14.0")
» HP Pavilion dm4-3000ea - External Review

HP Pavilion dm4-3010t (AMD Radeon HD 7470M, 14.0")
» HP Pavilion dm4-3010t - External Review

HP Pavilion dm4-3013tx (AMD Radeon HD 7470M, 14.0")
» HP Pavilion dm4-3013tx - External Review

HP Pavilion dm4-3080ef (AMD Radeon HD 7470M, 14.0")
» HP Pavilion dm4-3080ef - External Review

HP Pavilion dm4-3090se (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14.0")
» HP Pavilion dm4-3090se Laptop Review - Review
» HP Pavilion dm4-3090se - External Review

HP Pavilion dv6-6c51ea (AMD Radeon HD 7470M, 15.6")
» HP Pavilion dv6-6c51ea - External Review

HP Pavilion dv7-6c04sg (AMD Radeon HD 7690M, 17.3")
» HP Pavilion dv7-6c04sg - External Review

HP Pavilion dv7-6c55sa (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 17.3")
» HP Pavilion dv7-6c55sa - External Review

HP Pavilion dv7-7000sg (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 17.3")
» Review HP Pavilion dv7-7000sg Notebook - Review

HP Pavilion dv7-7071sf (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 17.3")
» HP Pavilion dv7-7071sf - External Review

HP Pavilion g6-2024tx (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.6")
» HP Pavilion g6-2024tx - External Review

HP ProBook 4540s-B6N37EA (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 15.6")
» HP ProBook 4540s-B6N37EA - External Review

HP ProBook 4540S-C4Z18EA (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 15.6")
» HP ProBook 4540S-C4Z18EA - External Review

HP Probook 4730s-A6E51EA (AMD Radeon HD 7470M, 17.3")
» HP Probook 4730s-A6E51EA - External Review

HP ProBook 4740s (B0Y81EA) (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 17.3")
» Review HP ProBook 4740s Notebook - Review
» HP ProBook 4740s (B0Y81EA) - External Review

HP ProBook 4740s (B6N57EA) (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 17.3")
» HP ProBook 4740s (B6N57EA) - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Sandy Bridge (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.6")
» Review Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 (NZQBQGE) Notebook - Review
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Sandy Bridge - External Review

Lenovo Z380-212938U (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.3")
» Lenovo Z380-212938U - External Review

Medion Akoya P6633 (MD97958) (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.6")
» Medion Akoya P6633 (MD97958) - External Review

MSI GE620DX-802XTR (NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M, 15.6")
» MSI GE620DX-802XTR - External Review

Packard Bell EasyNote LS11HR-167GE (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 17.3")
» Review Packard Bell EasyNote LS11HR-167GE Notebook - Review
» Packard Bell EasyNote LS11HR-167GE - External Review
» Sony refreshes the Vaio E series 14P with a bit of a graphics punch -

Packard Bell EasyNote TS13HR-197GE (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.6")
» Review Packard Bell EasyNote TS13HR-197GE Notebook - Review
» Packard Bell EasyNote TS13HR-197GE - External Review

Packard Bell EasyNote TS44-HR-151GE (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.6")
» Packard Bell EasyNote TS44-HR-151GE - External Review

Samsung 300E5A-A02 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Samsung 300E5A-A02 - External Review

Samsung 300E5Z-A02RS (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Samsung 300E5Z-A02RS - External Review

Samsung 400B2B-A04UK (Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), 12.5")
» Samsung 400B2B-A04UK - External Review

Samsung 400B5B-A06UK (Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), 15.6")
» Samsung 400B5B-A06UK - External Review

Samsung 530U4B-S01 (AMD Radeon HD 7550M, 14.0")
» Samsung 530U4B-S01 - External Review

Samsung 700Z3A-S02FR (AMD Radeon HD 6490M, 13.3")
» Samsung 700Z3A-S02FR - External Review

Samsung 700Z5A-S04DE (AMD Radeon HD 6750M, 15.6")
» Samsung 700Z5A-S04DE - External Review

Sony Vaio SV-E14A15FGB (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 14.0")
» Sony Vaio SV-E14A15FGB - External Review

Sony Vaio SV-E14A15FNB (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 14.0")
» Sony Vaio SV-E14A15FNB - External Review

Sony Vaio SV-E1511X1EB (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 15.5")
» Sony Vaio SV-E1511X1EB - External Review

Sony Vaio SV-E1511X1ESI (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 15.6")
» Sony Vaio SV-E1511X1ESI - External Review

Sony Vaio SV-E1711P1EW (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 17.3")
» Sony Vaio SV-E1711P1EW - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-CB4Z1E/W (AMD Radeon HD 6630M, 15.5")
» Sony Vaio VPC-CB4Z1E/W - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-EH35FM/B (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.5")
» Sony Vaio VPC-EH35FM/B - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-EJ3D1E/W (NVIDIA GeForce 410M, 17.3")
» Review Sony Vaio VPC-EJ3D1E/W Notebook - Review
» Sony Vaio VPC-EJ3D1E/W - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-SA41FX/BL (AMD Radeon HD 6630M, 13.3")
» Sony Vaio VPC-SA41FX/BL - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-SB4X9EB (AMD Radeon HD 6470M, 13.3")
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» Sony Vaio VPC-SB4X9EB - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-SE23FX/S (AMD Radeon HD 6470M, 15.5")
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE23FX/S - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-SE290X (AMD Radeon HD 6470M, 15.5")
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE290X - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-SE2S1E/S (AMD Radeon HD 6630M, 15.5")
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE2S1E/S - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-Z390X (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.1")
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z390X - External Review

Toshiba Portégé R835-P88 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Toshiba Portégé R835-P88 Laptop Review - Review
» Toshiba Portégé R835-P88 - External Review

Toshiba Qosmio F755-3D150 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, 15.6")
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Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M, 17.3")
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Toshiba Satellite L855-10R (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.6")
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Toshiba Satellite L855-10T (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.6")
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Toshiba Satellite L870-11J (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 17.3")
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Toshiba Satellite L875-10G (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 17.3")
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Toshiba Satellite M840-A780 (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 14.0")
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i5

» Intel Core i5 4340M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4330M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200H
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4310M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4400E
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3380M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3360M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3340M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4288U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3320M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4258U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3230M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3210M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2540M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4310U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4360U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4350U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2520M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2450M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 580M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2435M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2430M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2415M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2410M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3437U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 560M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4260U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3427U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4402E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4250U
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 480M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 540M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 460M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3337U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 520M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 450M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3317U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 430M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4302Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2557M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3439Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4202Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4220Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2467M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3339Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2537M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 560UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 470UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 540UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 520UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 430UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 3537U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 4300U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 4350U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 2520M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 4110M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2450M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Core i7 3517U
   1.9 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ AMD Phenom II X4 (Desktop) 905e
   2.5 GHz / KB
+ Intel Core i7 620M
   2.66 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i3 4100M
   2.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 580M
   2.67 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-07-18)